Green’s Dictionary of Slang

jocker n.1

[jock v.1 ]

1. (US) a tramp who travels with a younger partner, working for him and poss. acting as his catamite.

[US]J. Flynt in Century Mag. (N.Y.) Nov. 107/2: Subject to the whims and passions of various ‘jockers’, or protectors.
[[Aus]Coburg Leader (Vic.) 29 June 1/6: Jocker, the 5s a week instructor of kids should not talk of a sixpenny worth as he might get a bob’s worth].
[US]J. Flynt Tramping with Tramps 57: He is forced to do exactly what his ‘jocker’ commands.
[US]St Louis Republican (MO) 30 Aug. 52/1: His Jocker, Whitey, had decided to give him his freedom. For seven long yers he had slaved slaved and toiled for his Jocker.
[US]N.Y. Times Sun. Mag. 27 Jan. 4: The men [i.e. beggars] are called ‘jockers,’ the boys ‘punks,’ the girls ‘cows’.
[US]N. Anderson Hobo 103: A jocker is a man who exploits boys; that is, he either exploits their sex or he has them steal or beg for him or both.
[US]‘Dean Stiff’ Milk and Honey Route 34: It is true that the punk serves the jocker, begs food for him, builds his fire, washes his shirt and runs errands.
[US]Monteleone Criminal Sl. (rev. edn) 133: jocker A tramp of the sodomite type.
[US]J. Jones From Here to Eternity (1998) 166: It was also on the bum, at the not so tender age of fifteen, that he’d knocked another jocker off a steep downgrade in Georgia.

2. (US, also jocky) a male homosexual, the ‘husband’ of the couple.

[US]A.J. Rosanoff Manual of Psychiatry in Katz Gay/Lesbian Almanac (1983) 439: Turk, wolf, or jocker, an active sodomist.
[US]Ersine Und. and Prison Sl. 47: jocker, jocky, n. A homosexual man.
[US]A.J. Pollock Und. Speaks n.p.: Jocker, one who practices sodomy (ockerjay).
[US]G. Legman ‘Lang. of Homosexuality’ Appendix VII in Henry Sex Variants.
[US]Goldin et al. DAUL 111/1: Jocker, an active pederast.
[US]F. Elli Riot (1967) 177: ‘The jockers are carryin’ on like they’re makin’ it with real broads.’ [...] ‘The jockers are as freakish as the queens.’.
[US]C. Shafer ‘Catheads [...] and Cho-Cho Sticks’ in Abernethy Bounty of Texas (1990) 208: jocker, n. – a pederast; the male partner in sex relations.

3. (US, also jock, joko) a predatory homosexual, esp. in the context of prison, who forces his attentions on younger/weaker men or boys.

[US]H. Simon ‘Prison Dict.’ in AS VIII:3 (1933) 28/2: JOCKER. A sweet daddy.
[US]V.F. Nelson Prison Days and Nights 150: The active participants [...] are known as ‘wolves’, ‘jockers’, ‘daddies’, etc.
[US]‘Goat’ Laven Rough Stuff 185: Sometimes when a con. goes to a hole for disobeying the rules, the kid will break in after him by doing some minor offence, in order to be with what he calls his ‘joko’.
[US]T. Runyon In For Life 99: The perennial bachelor [...] gained a certain amount of prestige in certain circles [...] from being known as a wolf, or a jocker, or a Turk.
[US] in T.I. Rubin Sweet Daddy 40: Sol? Meanest jock alive.
[US]M. Braly On the Yard (2002) 35: The Spook pried open his clenched rump [...] ‘My, my,’ the Spook murmured, ‘not a feather on him. Some jocker’s due to score.’.
[US]E. Bunker Animal Factory 12: The jockers will have one idea and the fairies will want to gobble you up.
[US]Maledicta V:1+2 (Summer + Winter) 265: An aggressive homosexual, a jocker, forces himself upon a gump, a passive homosexual, or a punk, a weak person used for sex.
[US](con. early 1950s) J. Ellroy L.A. Confidential 122: Say I took it. Tyrone give it! Man, I was the fuckin’ boss jocker on my dorm!
[US]J. Stahl Plainclothes Naked (2002) 153: You think I’m gonna put on the red dress for you, right? You think you’re my daddy, huh Mac? You my jocker now, you piece of shit?
[US]T. Pluck Bad Boy Boogie [ebook] ‘He needs protection. I want you to pretend this queen’s your punk, to keep the jockers off her’.
[US](con. 1962) J. Ellroy Enchanters 407: Mitchell fights and bites and becomes a boss jocker at Georgia Street Juvenile.

4. (US) a lecher.

[US]T. Thackrey Thief 44: I suppose all he wanted was to get a look at this girl [...] trying to get my goat the way an old jocker like that will.